A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Feb. 16, 11:15 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Oxnard, for Brother William Verheijen, CMM, who died Nov. 6 in Tilburg, The Netherlands, at age 86.
Brother Verheijen was a longtime science teacher, serving initially in secondary schools in The Netherlands, then for nearly 40 years at Santa Clara High School in Oxnard (1964-2002). A member of the Congregation of the Brothers CMM for 69 years, he was fascinated by physics and mathematics, dedicating his entire life as educator to the mission of mercy and brotherhood of his Congregation. He completed his studies in the Netherlands and at Loyola Marymount University.
Msgr. Jon Majarucon, pastor of Santa Clara Church and an alumnus of Santa Clara High School, will preside at the memorial Mass. Memorial donations in honor of Brother Verheijen may be made to Santa Clara High School, 2421 S. Saviers Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033.
Sr. Patricia Jean Garver, CSC
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 in Notre Dame, Ind., for Holy Cross Sister Patricia Jean (M. Margarita) Garver, 85, who died Feb. 2.
A native of Logansport, Ind., she was active at St. Mark Church, Venice (1976-78), and served elsewhere in the U.S. She was active in the ministry of prayer until her death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Ministry with the Poor, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or at www.cscsisters.org.
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Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.